Summer is the perfect time to start getting smart about finding a college and figuring out how to pay for it. Sure, it would be nice if your teen was motivated to start researching colleges, but that’s a hit-or-miss proposition for most parents. But there’s nothing keeping parents from educating themselves about the process. After [...]
on May 19, 2013 in Uncategorized
on May 16, 2013 in Uncategorized
Parents and teenagers rightly wonder what they are buying when they invest a huge chunk of money into a college degree. It’s hard to know. We have no accurate records of what college students at a specific college or university earn, much less what kind of salaries that grads with a particular major, whether it’s [...]
on May 13, 2013 in Uncategorized
Today I’m sharing a highly informative guest post that explains some excellent, but overlooked options for students who are interested in attending a music conservatory or an art and design school, which are typically extremely expensive options with miserly financial aid packages. The author is Stuart Nachbar, who is president of EducatedQuest.com, a college admissions [...]
on May 10, 2013 in Uncategorized
Many parents assume that college is a seller’s market, but except for the elite schools that are perched at the top of US News & World Report’s college rankings, this belief is laughable. Schools are so eager to attract freshmen to their campuses that they are now discounting their tuition at historically high levels. That’s [...]
on May 8, 2013 in Uncategorized
If you have to pay nonresident tuition, are public universities worth the price? That is the question facing three families whose children are heading to a state university as nonresidents this fall or are contemplating one of these institutions in the future. In my last post, I shared the issues the families faced and also [...]
on May 6, 2013 in Uncategorized
In this country, 80% of students attend state colleges and universities. It’s not surprising then when students, who want to attend a school outside their state, look to other public universities. I have received three emails lately from parents, whose children hope to attend state universities as nonresidents. I am sharing their stories today and [...]
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- Stuart: The problem is that too much of the focus is on sa...
- Steve: Thanks for the reply Lynn. A very informative site...
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- Lynn O'Shaughnessy: Thanks for your comments Stuart. Actually there is...
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